In 2002, the NS Mi’kmaq Chiefs entered into negotiations with Canada and Nova Scotia to negotiate the recognition, definition and implementation of Mi’kmaq rights and title in good faith. A Framework Agreement was signed on February 23, 2007 to set out the process and the subjects to be discussed in full negotiations that fall broadly under the categories of land, resources and governance. It is within this Framework that the Province, Federal Government and the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia are currently discussing their intent to explore options for cooperatively managing Parks and Protected areas including discussions on the creation of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) and a Parks Guardian Program. These partnerships provide a unique opportunity for both the revitalization and preservation of Mi’kmaq culture and spirituality and assertion of Mi’kmaq governance over traditional lands.

Deadline: September 14, 2018

For more information on the opportunity, and to find out how to apply: UINR RFP_Parks Guardian